Feb 25

Does this even matter? All the money was hard earned, would they think nothing of it as I could have gotten it from my parents/they did it for me?

4 comments so far...

  • Azucena Said on February 25th, 2010 at 5:21 pm:

    I think it would be good to discuss it, in terms of your foresight, ability to plan, ability to do research (for example, how did you decide which financial instruments were worth your investment?), etc.

    I would think it would show your maturity — and thus might make you more attractive as a student.

  • Kate Said on February 25th, 2010 at 5:59 pm:

    It definately isn’t typical college essay material, so you’d have to work it into the essay. It should relate to your overall thesis.

  • Tibes Said on February 25th, 2010 at 6:43 pm:

    I guess it depends on the subject your writing about. If you’re writing about your experience with children lead you to want to be a pediatrician, but certainly would not write about how much money you have saved unless it relates to your initial statement. Good luck and God bless.

  • Chris Said on February 25th, 2010 at 7:24 pm:

    If you had a job for a long time, and work a bunch of hours a week to save up then I would. If the topic of your essay is about hard work and how much commitment and responsibility it takes to handle your money correctly than go for it.
    If you didn’t work for it through a job, it might come off the wrong way if you mention it.
    I would be careful. Don’t just mention it to mention it. If you do mention it, make sure it has some meaning behind it.

    PS. colleges will know everything about you and your family’s finances. believe me, you have to give them everything. They will find out about your money anyways, it just depends in which context the find out (whether you tell them, or they read it in your financial aid app).


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